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'Remote work is ending, come in Monday': Company demands workers return, ignores mixed reactions

'Remote work is ending, come in Monday': Company demands workers return, ignores mixed reactions

What is it about remote working that some companies hate so much? If your employees can work from home just as well as they can from the office, why not let them? This company is about to have a lesson in valuing its' employees autonomy, as the poster shared to r/Sysadmin. If you have a job that you can do entirely from your laptop , it's easy to work remotely. Basically all employees love it — you can easily get work done from the comfort of your own home. There are no coworkers to distract yo…
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Don't deviate from the flowchart? OK, if you insist

'Ok then, no more using our brains': Management insists workers use inferior process flowchart, the predictable occurs

The ability to listen and follow directions is often important when it comes to your performance in the workplace. The last thing an employer wants is someone who is going to go rogue and take matters and process into their own hands. Of course, if your job is to be creative and think of new ideas, you'll usually be encouraged to do so, but I'm willing to bet there are still processes and guidelines to follow. The problem is that process is never ironclad unless you're building something like a…
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‘It’s Just So F-up Up. I Work So Hard for $15/Hour’ : Drama Ensues After Jealous Sister in Law Cries and Makes Scene When Her Brother’s Fiancé Shares Her Salary

‘It’s Just So F-ed Up. I Work So Hard for $15/Hour’ : Drama Ensues After Jealous Sister in Law Cries and Makes Scene When Her Brother’s Fiancé Shares Her Salary

Too much information or nah?
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'My mailbox was blown up by lightning last night:' 30 People who had a pitifully bad day

'My mailbox was blown up by lightning last night:' 30 People who had a pitifully bad day

Bad days are unavoidable…but if you are having a bad day, be sure to share it online so we can all have a good laugh at the misfortune! Below are 30 people who shared their bad days - everything from an accidentally melted laptop screen to some ears of corn that were cremated instead of cooked on the grill. Up next, you'll want to check out this long read about the Final Boss Karen , the ultimate Karen, who believes she's the lone ruler of an apartment complex (and she's completely wrong about…
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30+ People who would be helplessly lost without the internet and technology

30+ People who would be helplessly lost without the internet and technology

The internet grows so rapidly that sometimes we take for granted how recently it was that its' tendrils just didn't reach some people. People just used to not be online. And maybe some still are, “Castaway” style, avoiding the screens that seem inevitable. These days, it's all but impossible not to be on the inter webs. Most people in the 2020s have some kind of social media, even if it's just a Facebook account. However, the internet is slowly seeping into every aspect of life, like with new f…
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20+ Throwback Tech Fails for the Ill-equipped

20+ Throwback Tech Fails for the Nostalgic and the Ill-Equipped

Once upon a time, in an age before the iPhone...
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The customer explained that they wouldn’t pay, and understood now why it costs so much when “your staff aren’t working during the week and only working at the weekends so they can get double pay”

Angry client demands IT Guys work during week instead of weekend, ends up with the business disruption they were trying to avoid in the first place

There are times in your life when you go out of your way to accommodate someone only to have them throw it back in your face and blame you for their stupid unrelated problems. It's like planning your birthday gathering at your favorite restaurant only to have that entitled friend complain that you're excluding them because they don't like that restaurant or have devised one of the dozens of other reasons to make your birthday about them. So, you let them pick the location for your birthday, onl…
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You blamed me for all of your IT troubles. So I made your entire department redundant.

Karen scapegoats IT Guy for her stupid nonexistent problems, he makes her entire department redundant

Sometimes in life… the low road is the right one. This Karen brought a metaphorical knife to an actual nuclear arms race when she decided to go toe to toe with this IT guy and blamed him for all of her stupid nonexistent troubles. As readers have pointed out in the comments: It's never a good idea to pick a fight with the guy who writes code when your job is easily replaced by a single line of it — that's just begging for the unfortunate outcome that has occurred for Karen here. After the repea…
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A Ridiculous Amount Of Funny Memes For The Worn Out Brains In Tech

A Ridiculous Amount Of Funny Memes For The Worn Out Brains In Tech

Tech savvy and tired.
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Reddit thread | "I automated my job over a year ago and haven't told anyone." | Developer discovers a way that they can work for 10 minutes a day from home

'I automated my job': Developer discovers a way that they can work for 10 minutes a day from home

There has been a sharp increase in the recent trend of posts of employees claiming to have automated their jobs as soon as they were asked to work from home or remote full-time. This poster claims to have set up a remote workstation for their tech job. And “in about a week” they were able to “write, debug, and perfect a simple script that performed [their] entire job.” It all just goes back to that old saying, often attributed to Billionaire Bill Gates, “I will always choose a lazy person to do…
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Greatest Hits: IT Head Steals Important Email Address, Sets Off Chain of Events That Get Them Fired

An IT Head saw fit to swipe a long-held email address which set off a domino effect that led to their excusal from their position. This has been one of the top stories that we have seen come out of Reddit's r/talesfromtechsupport subreddit this year and, as such, it was well worth a revisit. The thread was originally posted to Reddit's r/talesfromtechsupport subreddit by u/Lorix_In_Oz. They shared their story with the title “When a new IT department head steals the prestige e-mail address from…
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Manager Won't Approve Overtime, Tech Starts Leaving Early

This thread was posted to Reddit's r/maliciouscompliance subreddit by Redditor “'I can't approve overtime.' Then I strongly suggest you raise this issue with your boss and get the ability to approve overtime, or this will bite you in the a$$," said MadRocketScientist74. “He was always fighting that battle," responded the original poster. "To his credit, I worked for him 2 years or so after that, and he never questioned my timesheet again. I even have some stories where I helped him overcome oth…
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IT Specialist Automates Entire Job, Does Job in Ten Minutes A Day

This poster claims to have set up a remote workstation for their tech job. And “in about a week” they were able to “write, debug, and perfect a simple script that performed [their] entire job.”
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IT Work Memes For The People Who Keep The World Running

It's due for an update.
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boss tries to punish employee for working hard, he quits

IT Guy Gets Punished For Working Too Hard, Quits On The Spot

What a management style.
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IT guy gets stupid dress code, can't do his job

Absurd Dress Code Makes It So IT Can't Do His Job, Work Piles Up

Gotta love corporate.
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